Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The AJC says the projected windfall was discovered over the weekend.
It appears that DeKalb county schools' budget for next year may be looking up. According to an AJC article, DeKalb school officials this past weekend came across $21 million in previously overlooked revenue - news that interim school superintendent Michael Thurmond shared with "stunned" school board members Monday. Thurmond also said another $7 million in unaccounted revenue in the current fiscal year was discovered, the AJC reports. The district still needs to chip away at $15 million in deficit spending from a few years back, according to the AJC. Thurmond said he would go over the findings again prior to proposing 2014's budget, which must get the nod from the school board before July, the report states.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The county's school district has a $728 million budget for next fiscal year.
Wednesday, April 24
The DeKalb County School District will hold three public hearings on the district's estimated $728 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year. The hearings will be held at 6 p.m. on April 29 and May 8 at the district's headquarters at 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard in Stone Mountain. The third date will be announced later. The hearings will be broadcast live on PDS-TV24 and on the DCSD website. The public is encouraged to share feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org From a press release by DeKalb County School District Will you be attending, or watching? How do you feel about the way the school district handles their finances? Tell us in the comments-
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The board passed the budget unanimously Tuesday.
The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a $559 million county budget for 2013 that includes no tax increase. The budget is a reduction of county CEO Burrell Ellis' proposed $565 million budget that would have raised taxes by .64 mills or about $20 on a $200,000 home. Jeff Rader, Elaine Boyer and Kathie Gannon, all of whom represent portions of Brookhaven, Chamblee Dunwoody and north Atlanta on the board of commissioners, voted to approve the budget. The budget restores $900,000 for the county's understaffed permitting and licensing system, which has been subject to significant budgetary slashing over the last several years as county construction and development waned in a sagging economy. That money was removed …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The DeKalb County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on $85 million in spending cuts and a possible tax increase. Tucker Patch will be live blogging the event. Join us.
The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday to potentially finalize a budget for the upcoming school year. The school board planned to vote last week on a spending plan that would cover a $73-million deficit. The board delayed the vote after they learned from district financial officials that there was an additional $12 million in cuts the board would have to make because the county's tax digest was lower than first anticipated. The board has a list of cuts on the table that includes eliminating transportation to magnet programs, gutting the Fernbank Science Center, increasing class sizes and reducing benefits to district employees. The board is also considering a recommendation from Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson to…